Saturday, February 2, 2013

Highlighting AOM

Q: I'm trying to highlight things in AOM but can't find the highlighter. Is there something you can do on your end?

A: Fortunately, the highligter tool is built into Adobe Reader 7 and higher by default. If you are using Adobe Reader X or XI, and it's best if you do, it should be right there as an icon on your toolbar. If it isn't, go to View | Show/Hide | Toolbar Items | Comment and then check Highlight Text.

You can save the file and it will keep the highlighting for future use. You can also use the commenter tool, for instance to make todo lists, which can then be copied and pasted into a small notepad-type or post-it-type  program for future use.

Readers: any other PDF Reader tips and tricks to share? Let us know.